Madeleine

"Maddy"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: CA
Birthday: 28 May
In My Own Words:
Originally from Fl, now in CA - married with 1 child, 3 dogs, 2 cats and a home in the mountains. I'm a Flight Engineer who still dreams of being an astronaut. I love books by Tami Hoag, esp "Dark Horse" and "A Thin Dark Line", Jane Austen, esp "Pride & Prejudice" and "Persuasion", the later Sandra Brown books, esp "Mirror Image" and "The Witness" and Janet Evanovich's "Stephanie Plum" series. … Read more

Interests
Flying, sky diving, reading, astronomy, celestial navigation, in-line skating, traveling, medieval architecture. When I have the time I enjoypreserve making, baking, growing my own fruit and vegetables, but mostly spending time with my family
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,756,386 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Metro Girl (Alex Barnaby 1) by Janet Evanovich
Metro Girl (Alex Barnaby 1) by Janet Evanovich
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dire drivel!, 2 Jan 2006
Improbable plot with unappealing main characters. The author has tried to jump on every current bandwagon and missed the lot. Alex Barnaby is a mechanic who dresses like a down-on-her luck hooker. Sam Hooker is a NASCAR driver who, like a punch-drunk boxer, obviously has had one crash too many. She is ditzy, he is a creep with ego the size of Texas. Missing brother, underwater missiles, hopeless baddies, stereotypical characters added to bulk up the number of pages.
Sadly the book didn't end with Alex and Sam being blown to smithereens. However we could pile all of the Metro Girl remainder unsold stock (of which there must be tons) and blow them up ourselves.
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for Evanovich Fans, 31 Dec 2005
Probably the worst book I have read in the last 5 years and I read at least 2 books a week.
If you like the Stephanie Plum series, as I do, you will probably be disappointed with this book. If Evanovich was not already a household name, I am sure no publisher would have touched Metro Girl with a barge pole. It is embarrassingly bad.
The plot is ridiculous, but unfortunately it is not redeemed by the characters. Evanovich has tried to make them funny by adding some good one liners, and this is the only reason I give it a star at all. In truth the central characters are two dimensional, annoying in the extreme and the reader really couldn't care if they survive or not. I… Read more